Tag Archives: Energy Department

Hon. Ellen Lord: Military Needs to Modernize Nuclear Deterrence

Hon. Ellen Lord

Hon. Ellen Lord, who serves as undersecretary of defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (OUSD) A&S) and four-time Wash100 Award recipient, said the state of U.S. nuclear deterrence requires immediate action to avoid negative consequences, DoD News reported Thursday. Lord emphasized the Department of Defense's (DoD) need to modernize its nuclear deterrence, the demonstration of U.S. nuclear power intended to show adversaries what the country is capable of doing. 

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DOE, NASA Create Joint Coordinating Group to Streamline Planetary Science, Energy Initiatives

Planetary Science

NASA and the Department of Energy (DOE) have established a joint coordinating group to identify potential planetary resources and opportunities in areas such as energy and propulsion, data management and high-performance computing. Paul Dabbar said that the DOE-NASA coordinating body will work to systematize their respective science and energy resource programs,

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NNSA’s Supply-Chain Center Marks $1B Taxpayer Savings Milestone; Lisa Gordon-Hagerty Quoted

Lisa Gordon-Hagerty

The Department of Energy (DOE) has recognized the National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) supply chain management center in Kansas City for saving $1 billion in taxpayer dollars since its establishment in 2006. DOE said that the Kansas City National Security Campus (KCNSC) SCMC serves as NNSA’s official acquisition program responsible for over $5 billion in annual spending.

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DOE Names Five Teams for Smart Manufacturing Information-Building Effort

Dept. of Energy

The Department of Energy is investing $1M in five projects to explore smart manufacturing applications that favor energy efficiency and performance. DOE said Tuesday its Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute selected teams for the creation of information profiles that tackle various topics related to smart manufacturing.

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DOE Allots Funds for User Facility AI Research

Dept. of Energy

The Department of Energy (DOE) has invested a new round of funds worth $37M in artificial intelligence research projects that aim to support scientific facilities. The allotted $37 million will cover three years of work, with fiscal 2020 and outyear funds worth $11 million subject to approval by Congress.

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DOE-Led National Lab Launches Platform for Integrated Energy Research; Dan Brouillette Quoted

Dan Brouillette

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory, managed by the Department of Energy (DOE), has launched a platform designed to facilitate scientific research on integrated energy systems. The Advanced Research on Integrated Energy Systems (ARIES) platform offers an environment where scientists can study the integration between multiple energy resources.

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CISA Seeks to Stay Ahead of Emerging Cyber Threats With New Framework; Daniel Kroese Quoted

Daniel Kroese

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is collaborating with a national laboratory with the Department of Energy (DoE) to come up with a cyber risk framework to help identify the latest cyber threats facing the country’s critical infrastructure. 

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